Requirements for the Examination

  • In order to be eligible for a course examination, a student shall be expected to attend a minimum of 65% of the lecture, tutorials, practical and classes for the course which he/she is registered. In this regard, course lecturers shall obtain and keep records of attendance.
  • Once a student has registered for a course and he/she has not withdrawn from the course by the middle of the semester, he/she is automatically deemed to have registered for the course examination.
  • No student who has been entered for an examination shall postpone or withdraw from the examination except on acceptable medical grounds and in consultation with the Head of Department and the Dean of the School
  • Candidates who fail to present themselves for reasons other than illness, accident or some exceptional circumstances shall be deemed to have failed the course. Any student absent on the ground of illness must produce a medical report certified by the university Director of Health Service.

Component of Examination

Final grades in courses shall comprise continuous assessment and end-of course examinations in the theory, practical, studio, oral examination, Seminars, SIWES, and others as otherwise specified.

Continuous Assessment

Students’ achievement shall be based on Continuous Assessment of the course and final examinations. For continuous assessment, there shall normally be three tests/assignments. The student shall be periodically informed of his/her standing in the course. The final examination for each course shall normally be a t the end of the semester in which the course is offered. Such final examination will normally comprise a theory paper, a practical/oral examination. The course grade will be made up of the student’s score in the continuous assessment as well as the end-of course examination. The continuous assessment shall carry a maximum mark of 40% unless otherwise specified.

Instructions to Candidates

  • A candidate shall be admitted into the examination hall on production of his/her student identity card and be properly identified, to avoid impersonation.
  • Candidates must attend punctually at the times assigned for their papers and must be ready to be admitted into the examination hall ten minutes before the time the examination is due to commence.
  • Candidates shall not be permitted in any circumstances to enter the examination hall more than fifteen minutes before the time appointed for the commencement of the examination. Candidates arriving more than half an hour after the examination has started shall be admitted only at the discretion of the Chief Invigilator. Candidates who come late shall not be allowed extra time.

Similarly, except with the special permission of the Chief Invigilator, candidates must not leave the examination hall during the first half and the last quarter of an hour of the examination

  • Outside those periods candidates with the special permission of the Chief Invigilator, may leave the room temporarily and then only if accompanied by an official.
  • No books or any unauthorized materials shall be brought into the examination hall. Candidates may bring with them only authorized materials such as pens, pencil, erasers and any such other materials which they are specially allowed to bring to the examination hall. Programmable calculator, accounting calculator, desktop/laptop/notebook/hand-held computer, data bank may only be brought to the examination hall with the permission of the Chief Examiner.
  • While the examinations is in progress, communication between candidates is strictly forbidden, and any candidates found to be giving or receiving irregular assistance, cheating or aiding and abetting any irregularity in an examination shall face disciplinary actions.
  • Silence must be observed in the examination hall. The only permissible way of attracting the attention of the invigilator is by the Candidate raising his/her hand.
  • The use of scrap paper is not permitted. All rough work must be done in the answer sheets and crossed out neatly.
  • Supplementary answer booklets, even if they contain only rough works must be tied inside the main answer booklet.
  • Candidates are advised in their own interest to write legibly and avoid using faint ink. Answers must be written in English, except otherwise instructed.

  • Before handling in their scripts at the end of the examination, candidates satisfy themselves that they inserted at the appropriate places their matriculation numbers and the numbers of the questions they have answered.
  • It shall be the responsibility of each candidate to personally hand in his/her scripts before he/she leaves the examination hall.